Feb. 9, 2007 – Were you one of the unlucky travelers caught in the pre-Christmas blizzard that dumped over 2 feet of snow on Denver International Airport, shutting it down for two days, and stranding 4,700 passengers and snarling holiday travel around the country? If so, believe it or not, you may have been one of the lucky ones because at least you probably eventually received your luggage once you arrived at your travel destination. Several air travelers were not as lucky recently when their transfer bags were stolen from Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport. It was reported that 68 bags were found outside of a pet store dumpster near the airport and several more were recovered at another Houston location; a total of 90 pieces of luggage were recovered of the 150 pieces allegedly stolen. According to Houston officials, the suspects arrested were not employed or contracted by the airlines or the Houston Airport System, but were members of a local theft ring.
The important thing is the alleged thieves were caught and justice will be served, but could it happen again and could it be your bag this time? While many air travelers are still trying to understand the latest carry-on and checked baggage restrictions, more and more travelers are becoming increasingly concerned about baggage security and how to guard against baggage theft, regardless of where the theft may take place.
In an effort to reduce the risk of baggage theft, many air travelers are now shipping their bags in advance of their trip. Highly recommended companies such as The Luggage Club, today’s premier door-to-door luggage, sports equipment and business goods delivery experts, offer their services to help minimize the stress travelers experience over possible baggage theft and the security of their personal effects. The Luggage Club is positioned to meet the needs of this growing trend of travelers who have decided to play it safe by shipping their luggage in advance of their trip. Travelers’ luggage can be picked up at their home, office or location of choice and delivered to their final travel destination, and returned again at the end of their trip. Plus, The Luggage Club has no limits on size, weight or number of pieces that can be shipped. Services are available throughout 220 countries worldwide.
“Customer security and privacy are our top priorities”, says Gene Langenecker, President of The Luggage Club. He goes on to say “Today’s travelers deserve the peace-of-mind of knowing their bags are going to be safe and secure, and waiting for them when they arrive at their final travel destination”.
The Luggage Club offers a variety of money-saving programs including a program for Physically Disadvantaged Travelers, Corporate Program for business travelers, Affiliate Program for travel professionals and a Frequent Traveler Program offering volume-based price discounted packages, plus Gift Cards are available for purchase. For more information on The Luggage Club, go to www.theluggageclub.com or call Toll-Free 877-231-5131.
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